Actress Maya Karin takes tango lessons for new film


Maya Karin says the dance scene took two days to complete and required six cameras to capture the best angles. Photo: Bernama

Despite appearing in a scene for only five minutes performing the Tango in the film The Experts, singer and actress Maya Karin is fully committed to perfecting the technically demanding dance moves.

Maya, who plays the antagonist character named Miranda, a mafia disguised as a hotel manager, described the scene as the most challenging for her in the 121-minute movie.

Even without a basic foundation, Maya, whose real name is Maya Karin Roelcke, managed to master the Latin dance, which requires agile and romantic movements, after six weeks of training with Remy Ishak, who also stars in the film.

"I was very surprised by Remy's talent and I was also impressed with the chemistry we created. I really like that scene even though it was brief. I had to attend dance classes three to four times a week and memorise the choreography, which sometimes changed at the eleventh hour,” she said.

The star of Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam said the dance scene took two days to complete and required six cameras to capture the best angles.

Maya, who previously appeared in a Ballroom dance scene with actor Redza Minhat in the film Pisau Cukur, also found this scene more challenging to execute.

"We couldn't practise every day because our muscles and backs hurt; it was like going to the gym every day,” she said, expressing her satisfaction with the film’s outcome.

The Experts, showing at cinemas nationwide, tells the story of a family of five siblings who had long abandoned their robbery activities but regroup due to a threat and orders from the most dangerous gangster to carry out one more high-risk, major heist.

Meanwhile, they are still haunted by old grudges from family tragedies and past misdeeds. How will they face their enemies and protect their family? Will this heist be the last time these five siblings come together?

The Experts also stars Datuk Aaron Aziz as Farid, the leader and eldest brother, Syafiq Kyle (Keyrol, intelligence expert), Mimi Lana (Emma, manipulation expert), Remy (Amer, disguise expert) and Ray Dapdap (Lan, hacking expert). – Bernama

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